Cuba is jumpstarting its tourism season just in time for winter, reopening Havana Airport to commercial flights on Sunday.
November through March is typically the Caribbean’s high tourist season, though the pandemic has upended the usual tourism flow around the globe, and the island is likely to see far fewer visitors than previous years.
The tourism industry is one of the top earners in Cuba, and the sector’s closure since March has dealt the economy a severe blow.
Authorities will be testing all incoming passengers for COVID-19 upon arrival, charging a sanitary tariff to cover the costs of hygiene protocols. You don’t have to present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test before entering, but tourism agencies are encouraging visitors to monitor their health before traveling.